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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 28, 2016

The Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss their predictions for the upcoming Big 12 season. What are Kansas' chances of winning at least a share of the conference title? And which team has the best chance to knock off the Jayhawks? The guys also talk about what Udoka Azubuike's injury means for KU, take mailbag questions and discuss their favorite presents.

Dec 26, 2016

​​The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor dissect the Chiefs' 33-10 win over the Denver Broncos. Join them as they discuss "Hungry Pig Flight", Travis Kelce's big day and potential playoff scenarios, plus answer​ your questions.

 

Dec 21, 2016

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell talks to Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore live from his hotel room in Las Vegas, as Kansas gets set to take on UNLV on Thursday. The two tackle KU mailbag topics: Is KU being overlooked this season? Is Svi Mykhailiuk the team's second-best NBA prospect? How many three-pointers should KU shoot? The two also discuss the best place to stay in Vegas and predict how they'd each fare in a one-on-one match against Tyler Self.

Dec 19, 2016

​​The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor dissect the Chiefs' 19-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Join them as they tried to figure out the source of the offense's woes, analyze Andy Reid's play calls and game management and answered your questions.​

 
Dec 16, 2016

On this week's episode of Chiefs NFL Matchup, The Star's Terez Paylor chats with longtime Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com as they break down Tennessee's imposing running game and probe for weaknesses on defense. Also, the entire A-Team, plus ace photographer David Eulitt, get together to discuss this weekend's game. They also make their predictions.​

 

Dec 15, 2016

The Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two hand out grades for the first semester of the KU basketball season. Who earned A's? And who needs to improve? The guys also talk about what gift the basketball team could use for the rest of the season and discuss Carlton's Bragg having his battery charges dismissed.

Dec 13, 2016
Baseball! The Star's Rustin Dodd talks to Yahoo Sports columnist Jeff Passan about his 2016 book, "The Arm", the future of pitcher injuries, and the Royals' moves this offseason. Bonus: The craziest story Jeff ever wrote as an employee of The Kansas City Star. 
Dec 10, 2016

​The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor dissect the Chiefs' 21-13 win over the Oakland Raiders. They hand out game balls, discuss the devastating impact of Derrick Johnson's injury and answer your questions.​

 
Dec 7, 2016

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss the Kansas men's basketball team's crazy offensive stretch in early December. Is KU coach Bill Self finally freeing the three? What has made Frank Mason so good? And is he even the Jayhawks' best player? The guys also discuss Blackjack, Svi-sus and poor basketball logic that proves UMKC would beat the Jayhawks at home.

Dec 6, 2016

On this week's episode of Chiefs NFL Matchup, The Star's Terez Paylor chats with Raiders beat writer Jimmy Durkin of the Bay Area News Group as they break down Oakland coach Jack Del Rio's comment about the Chiefs' "gimmicky" offense and more. Also, the A-Team - minus Sam Mellinger, who was on assignment - got together to discuss the upcoming matchup against the Raiders and what the Chiefs have to do to win.

Dec 5, 2016

​The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor dissect the Chiefs' 29-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons. They hand out game balls, discuss the emergence of Riverboat Andy Reid and the performance of Alex Smith and Bob Sutton's bend-but-don't-break defense and much more.​

 
Dec 3, 2016

On this week's episode of Chiefs NFL Matchup, The Star's Terez Paylor chats with longtime Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as they break down the Falcons' offense, defense and more. Also, the entire A-Team - plus ace photographer David Eulitt - get together to discuss Eulitt's iconic photos from the Chiefs' very memorable win over the Broncos, plus the upcoming matchup against Atlanta. They also make their predictions for this weekend's game​.

 
Dec 1, 2016

Before the winter meetings begin next week, The Star's Royals reporter Rustin Dodd and columnist Sam Mellinger discuss the Royals' offseason thus far and what might be coming in December. Will the Royals sign another bat? Is Cheslor Cuthbert going to DH? Are they going to spend any money? And a brief look at the new collective bargaining agreement. ​

 

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